July 19, 1919 - January 27, 2022
Visitation: Monday, 8-9:30AM, Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy. Pgh, PA 15229
Service: Monday, 10AM, St. Sebastian Church, 311 Siebert Rd., Pgh, PA 15237
Age 102, of Ross Twp., on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Husband of the late Cecelia (Benson); Loving father of Robert J., Daniel J. (Rosemary), and Dr. Timothy J. (Romana); His children and grandchildren were everything to him. He rarely missed his grandchildren’s athletic event or activity, He was the proud grandfather of Bobby, Brian, Kiersten, Zak, Alex, Natasha, Conrad, Carson, Collin, and Celena; Robert was preceded in death by 6 siblings: Bud Kerr, Virginia Kress, Louise Kerr, Peg Novak, Alice Heyl and Ruth Magiera;
Robert grew up in Bellevue across from Assumption Church and taught many priests how to drive, and drove those around that didn’t know how to drive. He also sold floor covering after college and installed the Assumption School floor for no charge.
He was a Navy Veteran of WWII. Upon being honorably discharged, Robert earned his college degree at Pitt using the GI Bill (best thing the government ever did). He was instrumental in development of I-279 Interstate through the North Side working for the state highway department.
Robert was a devout Catholic and his faith was very important to him. Robert dedicated much of his time at St. Sebastian Parish. He was a charter volunteer at St Sebastian Spark of Hope, a parish council member, and altar server at funerals, and attended mass daily after retirement. In addition to his dedication to his church, he was a 30+year volunteer Vincentian Nursing Home until he was 100 years old. He also volunteered for Meals on Wheels for 15 years.
Robert will be remembered for the phrase “Can’t Beat It” and “woo”.
Friends will be received on Monday from 8AM until 9:30AM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC. 806 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10AM on Monday at St. Sebastian Church, 311 Siebert Rd., Pgh, PA 15237. In lieu of flowers please offer prayers for Robert/Pappy and his family
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I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this challenging time.
Sad for your loss but what a gift to have had him for so long. He and your mom are together again -such a blessing to know that.
My thoughts & prayers for the entire Kerr family in the passing of Bob, My deepest sympathy in your loss but also a celebration of a long productive life. God bless
Sending our love and prayers for Uncle Bob, Danny, Tim, Robert and family. He lived an amazing life and his many years of volunteer service over 30+ years is part if his incredible legacy. Aunt Cecelia and so many others are welcoming into heaven and celebrating with him today!
Sending our condolences and prayers,
The Heckert (Sue), Koget (Jennifer) McKernan (Megan), Risdon(Maureen) and Gazda (Katie)families
My condolences on Bob’s passing. He certainly lived a long and fulfilled life! Our thoughts are with the families at this time.